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If 2 people were charged with petty theft and 1 did the time, what would the other person’s charges be?

2 of my friends got caught stealing and are charged with petty theft. One of them served the time and took the charges for the other person. What would they get when they went to court?


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    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    It depends on the other friend's criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/21/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Two or more people can be involved in a crime and they all can get punished.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/18/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    A person's charges are whatever the charge papers indicate. If convicted, then the person faces up to the maximum penalty indicated. Sometimes more than one person might be guilty in a single offense.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 1/17/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    They will both be charged with petty theft, which is a crime of moral turpitde, so if convicted, they can kiss their school/career aspirations goodbye. They better hire lawyers before they get talked into a plea they will regret for life.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/14/2013
    Edward D. Dowling IV | Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    132 Foxdale Lane
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631) 509-0662
    I would need further information to answer better such as the exact charged the outcome of the charges whether by plea bargain or trial. Sentencing is up to the court You should hire an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 1/14/2013
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